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Inhaltsangabe: Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: the tale of Lata's--and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra's--attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in the early 1950s in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition, humor and sadness, prejudice and reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette and the most appalling violence.
About the Author:
Vikram Seth who has translated poets, is the author of two bestselling novels, A Suitable Boy--a veritable tour de force in fiction--and a novel in verse, The Golden Gate.He spent several years living in China and published a travel book, From Heaven Lake:Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet.
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Buchzustand: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP34975569
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2682068790
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0140230335I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002370498
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003248923
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd. Buchzustand: Good. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers V15H-01048
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1728375
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2897386
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, New Delhi, India. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Reprint. Afghanistan-remote, elusive, infamous since September 11, 2001 for most-is a land of wonder, beauty and contrasting strangeness for New Zealand writer Richard Loseby. This is the story of a journey that began in the mind of an eight-year-old boy obsessed with ‘looking for the Afghan’ and ended with a perilous dash to safety across more than seven hundred kilometres of mountain and desert. Avoiding land mines and bullets, he spent months traveling through Iraq and Iran negotiating a way into Afghanistan The result is a rare glimpse of the Afghani people themselves, people of warmth, generosity and humour. But this is not just a travel story, it is a story of tenacity of spirit and of promises made and kept. Printed Pages: 240. Size: 16 x 24 Cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036658
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books India, 2000. Softcover. Buchzustand: New. ?Set in post-independence India, the novel follows for eighteen months or so four linked families in Calcutta, the province of Purva Pradesh and its capital Brahmpur, and the cities?Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow?trawled by the heroine?s mother in her search for a ?suitable boy?? But the greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart ? with all its varieties of kindness and cruelty, its capacity for hurt? As with all the best books, one feels only dismay when the pages on the right of the tome start thinning out.? ?The Observer ?So vast and so amicably peopled, (A Suitable Boy) is a long, sweet, sleepless pilgrimage to life. Rich and epical, Suitable Boy is nonetheless strikingly unpretentious? In 1,400 pages (the novel) covers India like a sun, warming a whole country in its historical rays? It is almost impossible to imagine an unswayed reader.? ?The Guardian ?Not merely one of the longest novels in English; it may also prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century.? ?The Times ?A phenomenon, a prodigy, a marvel of 19th century storytelling in the language of today? It is hard to believe that Seth is only one man. He writes with the omniscience and authority of a large, orderly committee of experts on Indian politics, law, medicine, crowd psychology, urban and rural social customs, dress, cuisine, horticulture, funerary rites, cricket and even the technicalities of shoe manufacture.? ?Evening Standard ?Puts a subcontinent between hard covers? hundreds of people stream into view and are illuminated by the brilliant, warm lucidity of Vikram Seth?s regard? Conceived on the grand scale of the great 19th century novels?War and Peace, Middlemarch?A Suitable Boy grows to match them in its breadth and depth? (A) massive and magnificent book.? ?The Sunday Times ?We should be grateful for this panoramic sweep which revives in our memory a period when a whole way of life came to an end?(Seth?s) sure touch is really quite incredible, his characters are consistent from beginning to end.? ?The Hindu ?A quietly monumental novel?(Seth) has given us that unlikeliest of hybrids, a modest tour de force.? ?Times Literary Supplement Printed Pages: 1368. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21607